Pomegranate Recipes

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Pomegranate seeds are a fun way to elevate simple recipes. They're high in fiber, antioxidants and punicic acid, a seed oil that may reduce inflammation, improve insulin sensitivity and help with weight loss. These recipes will help you eat more pomegranate seeds this year.

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Oatmeal with Pomegranate and Pistachios

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Top your maple tahini oatmeal with blueberries, pomegranate and pistachios.

75% fiber foods – old fashioned oats, pomegranate seeds, blueberries
25% foods – tahini, milk, maple syrup, pistachios

Recipe Tip: To reduce the amount of 25% foods and ensure they remain in their allotted spot, use a mashed up banana instead of the maple syrup.

Pomegranate Rice Stuffed Squash

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your stuffed squash with a side of Sneaky Mashed Potatoes and shredded Brussels sprouts.

75% fiber foods – butternut squash, acorn squash, wild rice, kale, fresh parsley, fresh basil, pomegranate seeds, Brussels sprouts, potatoes, cauliflower
25% foods – tahini, olive oil, dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds

Winter Spinach Fruit Salad

Make it a Full Plate Meal: This salad is a fabulous way to Power Up spaghetti night. A side of steamed broccoli rounds out the meal nicely. 

75% fiber foods – spinach, apples, pears, oranges, kiwi, pomegranate seeds, broccoli, pasta sauce
25% foods – dressing, pasta, meatballs

Salmon Squash Bowl

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve the bowl as directed. Don't eat fish? Feel free to use grilled chicken, tofu, or lentils. 

75% fiber foods – quinoa, kale, butternut squash, cauliflower, apple, pomegranate seeds, lentils if choosing
25% foods – salmon, dressing, pumpkin seeds, pecans, feta, avocado oil, olive oil

Recipe Tip: To reduce the amount of 25% foods, use half of the oil the recipe calls for and skip the feta cheese. 

Maple Roasted Squash Salad

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve this salad with brown rice and marinated chickpeas for a tasty lunch.

75% fiber foods – acorn squash, arugula, pomegranate seeds, brown rice, chickpeas
25% foods – dressing, feta, pepitas, maple syrup

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